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Wedding ‘Save The Date’ Painting

Posted on January 20th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Journal. Comments Off on Wedding ‘Save The Date’ Painting

My brother approached me to do a Save The Date Wedding Invite requesting a comic book theme. I was initially very worried about this project, as I am not an illustrator. However, I opted to paint the couple in an imaginary rescue scene and relied heavily on photoshop (and thousands of layers) to paint up the correct look and feel.

The most difficult part was their faces, as the source photo they gave me was too low resolution (And blurry!). I painstakingly added features and finally evolved into recognizable portraits.

John looks too French and Katie looks more stern than I would like. That being said, I am very happy with them and may retouch them further time allowing.